Recruiters are people, too. But when they do something not-so-bright, candidates tend to flip the bozo bit–not just on the recruiter, but on the company also.
A colleague is looking for a job. His resume clearly states 5 years at BigCompany. Recruiter from BigCompany sends him email in response to his resume posted on a job site. Email says in part, “Have you ever heard of us before?”
Ouch. That recruiter doesn’t inspire a candidate to call back. If the recruiter can’t read the resume, why would a hiring manager?
Be careful with form emails. They can easily backfire.